This 2-story, 4-bay vernacular twin is very similar in appearance with the
house at 165-171 Birch Avenue. The main features of the twin are its
hipped-roofed front porch, low-pitched cross gable, and its chimney pots.
It features a side-gable roof with a low-pitched, front cross-gable that is
clad with asphalt shingles and features two, interior, brick chimneys, one
located on the east gable and one located on the west gable. Each chimney
sports its own chimney pot. The house is clad in aluminum siding. The
first floor of the south (front) elevation features a one-story, half-
length, hipped-roofed porch with two front doors in the center, one leading
into 199 Birch Avenue (east door) and the other leading into 203 Birch
Avenue (west door). The porch is accessed by a central form-block
staircase with three iron balustrades, one on each side of the staircase
and one in the middle, delineating 199’s half of the staircase from 203’s
half. It features two iron posts with an iron balustrade. The front doors
are flanked on their east by one, single, two-over-two, double-hung sash
window and on their west by one, single, two-over-two, double-hung sash
window. On the second floor, there are two, single, one-over-one, double-
hung sash windows, one centered over 199’s first floor window and one
centered over 203’s first floor window.
There is a two-story, shed-roofed addition attached to the north (rear)
elevation of this twin house. There is a porch attached to the north
elevation of 199 Birch Street’s addition.